Bird and Butterfly attracting plants

Melaleuca pachyphylla (Wallum Bottlebrush)

Melaleuca pachyphyllaMelaleuca pachyphylla

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Form: Shrub 1-1.5 metres tall 

Soil: Adaptable

Aspect: Full sun

Description:

Very hardy small shrub for home gardens.

Bright red flower brushes to 10 cm long in Spring/Summer/Autumn.

Green form also available  

Attracts birds, bees and butterflies. 

Prune for more compact and smaller plant.

Family: Myrtaceae

Special Features:

Good seaside plant

Flowers produce nectar which is bush tucker

Fantastic small coastal garden shrub

Tolerates wet feet

 

Melaleuca thymifolia (Thyme Honey Myrtle)

Melaleuca thymifolia

Form: Shrub 1 metre tall 

Soil: Adaptable

Aspect: Full sun

Description:

Very popular flowering shrub.

Bright pink, sometimes purple flowers in Spring.

Very hardy, good seaside plant.

Tolerates wet feet.

Family: Myrtaceae

Special Features:

Bird attracting
Bee attracting
Ground parrot habitat
Rockery plant